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In This Issue:
CE Alumni Network:
College Success Program: Mentoring Event
Kipp Through College College Orientation 1
Kipp Through College College Excel Training
Deloitte Impact Day
Urban Leadership Fellows Program Orientation
Application Deadline: Bridge To Work
Urban Leadership Fellows Program Excel Training
For more information on any of these programs, please email a program coordinator call 212-601-0002.
For the second year, JPMorgan Chase will generously provide funding to Futures and Options to support its summer Internship Program. The $60,000 grant makes it possible for an additional 25 high school students to gain early work experience, strengthen their professional skills and begin to build their networks.
Summer is the busiest season for Futures and Options Internship Program, and currently, we are on track to offer jobs to 280 interns at businesses through New York City. JPMorgan Chase shares Futures and Options’ belief in the importance of early work experience and emphasized the critical need for young people to obtain summer employment in its 2015 report, Building Skills Through Summer Jobs. According to the research, early work experience contributes to higher graduation rates, better future employment prospects and increased earnings later in life.
Despite these benefits, youth in New York City, especially those from low-income minority communities, have a difficult time finding summer jobs. This critical need has led JPMorgan Chase to invest in programs like Futures and Options to create meaningful work experiences for the city’s future workforce.
George Westinghouse interns and their supervisors celebrate a job well done at the program's closing ceremony.
Futures and Options was very proud to celebrate the conclusion of the spring 2015 George Westinghouse CTE High School Internship Program on May 18, 2015. Interns and supervisors attended a closing ceremony to reflect on the experience they had shared and to recognize the accomplishment of completing an internship.
Justin Valentin, a spring Career Essentials intern, helps Career Essentials participants with a workshop activity.
Each spring and fall, two Career Essentials alumni are selected to intern at Futures and Options and help out with the program’s implementation. This spring, Futures and Options hired Samantha Ortiz and Justin Valentin, who both took the initiative to apply for this opportunity after participating in Career Essentials in past years. In April’s e-newsletter, you met Samantha and heard about her experience as a Career Essentials Assistant. This month, we’d like to introduce you to Justin Valentin.
Apply to Bridge to Work for Summer 2015
Bridge To Work Participants in 2014 on a career exploration trip to Summer Search.
Are you a New York City high school student who is interested in giving back to the community, and in learning about careers in the nonprofit sector? Futures and Options is currently accepting applications to the Bridge to Work summer program. The application deadline is June 14 – don’t miss out on this opportunity to pursue meaningful volunteer opportunities while building your work-readiness skills and meeting other local teens.
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